Can Your Writing Pass This Test? Take It to Find Out.

It’s easy to fall into bad writing habits at work. Sometimes it’s because we are racing. Sometimes it’s because we have read enough swollen sentences, obscure acronyms, and endless messages to lower our standards. And sometimes we write on autopilot….

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How These 50 Innovative Companies Are Changing the World for Good

"More companies than ever are using the profit motive to help the planet and tackle social problems. Here’s our fourth annual list of the best of them."

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No More Phones in Meetings?

"For years, I’ve been surveying executives about their biggest communication pet peeves. This behavior [phones in meetings] is their #1 complaint. Most of them say everyone’s doing it, especially their boss, so maybe it’s not a big deal?" writes Erin Donley (photo, left) in an article at HuffingtonPost.com.

"Don’t allow yourself to be brainwashed. It is a big deal. It’s a power play. It’s bad manners. It’s inconsiderate. Non-verbally it says, “I’m more important than you.”

"Allow me to introduce a concept called 'Whole Face Listening.'”

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Apostrophe Doubts? Review and Test Yourself.

A dear friend just told me about an embarrassing apostrophe situation she experienced at work. She had just put up a sign with the heading October Birthday’s, which listed employee and member birthdays, when someone stopped and stared grimly at…

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Apostrophe Doubts? Review and Test Yourself.

A dear friend just told me about an embarrassing apostrophe situation she experienced at work. She had just put up a sign with the heading October Birthday’s, which listed employee and member birthdays, when someone stopped and stared grimly at…

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How to Talk to Anyone with Ease and Confidence

"How can you have dazzling conversation with everyone you meet? I have a few tricks and tips to using easy conversation starters that lead amazing and memorable conversation. Check out this video on the art (and science) of sparkling conversation."

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From Chatbots to VR: How Technology Is Forcing Business Communication to Both Poles of the Humanness Spectrum

Businesses can only operate as effectively as they can communicate. The ability to share information, develop relationships, and negotiate will define enterprise success."

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Nine Thinking Patterns That Are Holding You Back and How to Stop Them

"The moment something unforeseen happens, we humans tend to slip into negative thinking habits."

"Not only do these thinking patterns drag you down when it comes to completing your goals — they can, in extreme cases, be detrimental to your health."

Nathalie Gaulhiac interviews Elke Overdick (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.com.

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Nauseous vs. Nauseated–Which Is She?

My dear friend just had major surgery in another city. Texting me to let me know how she is, her husband wrote, “She’s nauseous a lot.” But is she nauseous or nauseated? What do you think? Word sticklers distinguish between…

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Nauseous vs. Nauseated–Which Is She?

My dear friend just had major surgery in another city. Texting me to let me know how she is, her husband wrote, "She's nauseous a lot." But is she nauseous or nauseated? What do you think? Word sticklers distinguish between…

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